Please Don’t Kill Tim Russert

1031russert.jpgOn a conference call between Hillary Clinton‘s senior strategist Mark Penn and finance director Jonathan Mantz and top regional supporters on Tuesday following the Democratic debate, someone made a boo boo. A prominent (unnamed) Clinton supporter made a death threat against Tim Russert. Via The Hill, who listened in on the conversation:

One caller from Oklahoma City said that “the questions… were designed to incite a brawl,” and that Russert’s and Brian Williams‘ moderating was “an abdication of journalistic responsibility.”

Another said Russert “should be shot,” before quickly adding that she shouldn’t say that on a conference call.

Death threats against Tim Russert = So not cool.